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Milestones in the company history of GEGGUS GmbH

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The most important stages of GEGGUS GmbH since the company was founded by Theodor Geggus in 1947.

1947

1947

Foundation company "Gummi-Geggus", owner Theodor Geggus in Weingarten. Production of rubber plain coil mats out of truck tyre (armed forces) in the cellar of the parental home Burgstraße 12 in Weingarten

1954

1954

Construction of the first production hall with office and the move to the new company premises in Höhefeldstraße.

1968

Construction of a further factory building.

1970

Takeover of the Gummi-Geggus company by Gerhard Geggus. The company continues in to the second generation.

1974

Production of honeycomb rubber mats in the former Yugoslavia.

1976

Extension of the factory building.

1981

Granting complete procuration to Helmut Geggus.

1982

Production shift of honeycomb rubber mats to Sri Lanka.

1986

Construction of a new administration building.

1987

Market launch of the aluminum profile.

1990

Transformation of the sole proprietorship Gummi-Geggus into Geggus E-M-S GmbH with Gerhard Geggus as Managing Director.

1993

Transformation of the sole proprietorship SMS into SMS GmbH, Entrance Matting Systems Switzerland, with Kai Geggus as Managing Director. The product name TOP CLEAN TREND® is registered as a European trademark. Kai Geggus becomes Managing Director of Geggus E·M·S GmbH, Weingarten. The company is continues in to the third generation.

1996

Granting of a patent for aluminium profile mats type TOP CLEAN TREND®. Foundation of Geggus E·M·S S.A.R.L. France in Strasbourg with Kai Geggus as Managing Director.

1997

Geggus E·M·S.® is registered as a trademark. Rubber honeycomb mat KARO AS® is registered as a trademark. DOMINO® honeycomb rubber mat is registered as a trademark.

1998

Construction of a hall for production, storage and shipping. Expansion of export activities, export quota at approx. 30%.

2001

Transformation of the sole proprietorship SMS into SMS GmbH, Entrance Matting Systems Switzerland, with Kai Geggus as Managing Director. The product name TOP CLEAN TREND® is registered as a European trademark. Kai Geggus becomes Managing Director of Geggus E·M·S GmbH, Weingarten. The company is continuing into the third generation.

2005

Construction of a further production hall (approx. 850 m²). Demolition of the 1956 halls, modernisation of the 1982 warehouse.

2007

Foundation of Geggus E·M·S UK Ltd. England in Selby.

2008

The distribution company in Switzerland, SMS GmbH, was renamed Geggus E·M·S GmbH Switzerland.

2009

Exports to more than 30 countries, export ratio over 40 percent.

2010

Modernisation and expansion of the factory facility. There is now approx. 3,000 m2 of covered and heated production area, approx. 500 m2 of office space and approx. 250 m2 of new social rooms available.

2011

Foundation of Geggus Måttesystemer ApS in Silkeborg (Denmark).
 General renovation of the administration building.

2012

Dipl.-Ing. Christian Sandkühler is appointed authorised signatory. The company opens its own sales offices in Eastern Switzerland and Paris.

2013

New warehouse (approx. 800 m2) with state-of-the-art, movable racking systems and expansion of the production area by a further approx. 500 m2. Construction started in June, completed in October 2013. Approx. 4,000 m2 of covered production and storage space is now available.
 Geggus E-M-S Asia Pte. Ltd. is founded as a further sales location in Singapore.
 Geggus E·M·S realises the highest turnover in the company's long history.

2014

Geggus E·M·S is awarded the renowned TOP 100 innovation prize by a top-class jury.
 Geggus E·M·S receives the coveted BLUE ANGEL eco-label from the renowned testing institute RAL GmbH from Sankt Augustin.
 Geggus E·M·S is also active on Facebook.

2015

As part of the internationalisation process, Geggus E·M·S is renamed GEGGUS GmbH.

2016

GEGGUS GmbH is awarded the prestigious German Design Award in the competition category "Building and Elements" for the product Top Clean BRUSH.
 Gerhard Geggus retires as Managing Director of GEGGUS GmbH and takes office as head of the Advisory Council of the GEGGUS Group.

2017

GEGGUS GmbH receives the Iconic Award 2017 "Interior Innovation - Best of Best" for its innovative Safe Clean TREND product development.
 GEGGUS GmbH is a double winner of the German Brand Award 2017: Winner in the categories "Brand Strategy" and "Building Elements".
 GEGGUS GmbH presents its brand world at EuroShop in Düsseldorf, the world's largest shopfitting trade fair. GEGGUS GmbH celebrates its 70th anniversary on 1 August 2017.
 Master craftsman Herbert Hartmann, employed by the company for over 45 years, retires.

2018

After 20 years of abstinence, GEGGUS GmbH is once again represented with a stand at DOMOTEX in Hanover, the world's largest carpet trade fair.
 GEGGUS GmbH is presenting its new range of workplace matting systems. In the future, GEGGUS also wants to gain market share in the field of ergonomic floor coverings.
GEGGUS Schweiz GmbH buys a plot of land of approx. 2,200 m2 directly on the A1 Zurich-Bern motorway near Aarau. The planning for the construction of a new administration building with warehouse is commissioned. Occupation of the new building is planned for the end of 2019.

2019

Completion of the new GEGGUS Switzerland building in Hunzenschwil.

2019

GEGGUS Schweiz GmbH will move into its new company building in Hunzenschwil, directly on the A1 Zurich - Bern motorway, in December 2019.

2021

The new website of GEGGUS GmbH will go online in June 2021 after extensive revision and using the latest web technology.

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